china

china

A Chinese City Wants to Replace Streetlights With an Artificial Moon

The city of Chengdu could be illuminated by a fake moon as early as 2020.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago
DNA/IDK

Scientists Bred Healthy Baby Mice From Same-Sex Parents for the First Time

The pups with two mothers turned out perfectly healthy, but things didn’t turn out so well for the mice with two fathers.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.12.18
Interpol

The President of Interpol Has Disappeared in China

Meng Hongwei, a member of the Chinese Communist party and president of Interpol, has been missing for a week.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.5.18
Hacking

The Worst Hack in Science Fiction Has Allegedly Already Happened in Real Life

Chinese hackers planted a malicious chip into computer equipment used by a slew of US companies, including Apple and Amazon, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
10.4.18
rideshare

China Suspends Carpool App After Two Passengers Murdered

Hitch, run by rideshare app Didi Chuxing, has been shut down for the time being.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.11.18
Gaming

Tencent Will Require Players’ Real Names to Limit Play Time

China’s largest video game company will restrict the play time of underage players by checking their names against a Beijing database.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
china

Experts Call for Transparency Around Google’s Chinese-Made Security Keys

Google's Titan Security Keys, used to lock down accounts, are produced in China. Several experts want more answers on that supply chain process, for fears of tampering or security issues.
Joseph Cox
8.31.18
dirty air

Air Pollution Can Make Us Dumber, Study Finds

Seniors and men are especially vulnerable to cognitive decline due to dirty air.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.18
space war

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
DNA/IDK

Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'

For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.7.18
Moveable

This Drone Footage Captures China’s Massive Bikeshare Graveyards

Photographer Wu Guoyong travelled around China to record these colorful mass graves.
Tracey Lindeman
8.2.18
Kinda Evil

Leaked Documents Show Google is Making a Censored Search Engine for China

The Chinese version of Google will censor websites like the BBC and Wikipedia.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.1.18